Think you've had long days of handicapping the races? Check this out ... Professional writer and horseplayer Pete Fornatale will attempt to establish a world record Friday, September 3rd in a day-long effort to wager on every race and every track around the world offered through TwinSpires.com, the sister site of Youbet.com.
Starting with racing from Lingfield Park in Surrey, England at roughly 9:00 a.m. ET and ending with racing from Los Alamitos, Fornatale is scheduled to wager on 55 different race tracks and over 450 races. Fornatale will attempt to handicap and show a profit on as many races as possible. All net winnings will be donated to the horse racing charity, The Race for Education. The Daily Racing Form and TwinSpires.com have each pledged a minimum of $500 to the effort.
“This is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time,” Fornatale said. “With TwinSpiresTV and the power of the internet, wagering on every race offered is now a possibility.” “I’m looking forward to the challenge and hopefully raising some money for The Race for Education.”
TwinSpires.com will be hosting a live stream of the event via Ustream (http://www.ustream.tv/) where viewers will be able watch Fornatale’s fast paced attempt, keep an eye on his bankroll and participate via chat. Fans wishing to participate should visit www.twinspires.com beginning at 9:00 a.m. ET on September 3rd for access to the live event (signup not necessary).
“We are very excited to have Pete go after this achievement as it showcases the vast array of betting and racing options we have available at TwinSpires.com,” said Jeremy Clemons, Vice President of Marketing for TwinSpires.com. “Hopefully the combination of racing information and wagering tools available at TwinSpires.com will assist Pete in his attempt to raise money for The Race for Education.
The Race For Education (RFE) enables children of low-income horse industry families, as well as children who want to pursue a horse-related career, to obtain a college degree by providing tuition support; financial literacy training to help students minimize their debt load; mentoring services to provide students with emotional support; and assistance in finding career-related internships during college and permanent jobs upon graduation.